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MD School Mask Mandate to Continue

December 2nd, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Maryland students will continue to wear masks for the time being in public schools. The current mask mandate is set to expire in February, but the Maryland State Board of Education wants school officials to give local school systems so-called “off-ramps,” or metrics to meet, to lift those mandates. Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury said the top priority should remain keeping kids in school, but it’s time to consider ways the mask mandate can be lifted. Ultimately the board asked school officials to create metrics local systems can meet to lift the mandate in their district. Choudhury said proof of vaccination in schools is one avenue that could be explored…


 Board chair Clarence Crawford pointed to the power of the COVID vaccines and community transmission rates as potential metrics to meet to lift the mandate…